The Georgetown Difference
Why choose Georgetown University?
We are very excited that you will be joining our program in Fall 2020. Like universities worldwide, we are in the process of evaluating a variety of options for instructional delivery; we will prioritize the health of our community in determining how we will provide instruction in the fall.
We are looking forward to being face-to-face as soon as it is possible. For students who are unable to join us for face-to-face classes for any reason and at any point during the semester, however, we will be making instructional materials available online as of the first day of classes for those with the technological means to access them.
The Master of Science in Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary program with an emphasis in genomics, proteomics and systems biology. The Bioinformatics program is built upon the research strengths and bioinformatics infrastructure at the Protein Information Resource (PIR) and Georgetown University. It also uniquely located in the nation’s capital, home to numerous federal agencies (NIH, NCI, FDA, NIST) and 2,000 biotechnology companies.
Students will take computer-lab courses and a mandatory bioinformatics internship in order to gain comprehensive experience in applying bioinformatics research, from basic molecular sequence analysis to advanced high- throughput omics data analysis.